Methods and Techniques in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology

Author: Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque,Reinaldo Farias Paiva Lucena,Luiz Vital Fernandes Cruz da Cunha,Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

Publisher: Humana Press

ISBN: 9781493989188

Category: Science

Page: 342

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Ethnobiology and ethnoecology have become very popular in recent years. Particularly in the last 20 years, many manuals of methods have published the most classical approaches to the subject. There have been, however, many advances in research as a result of interaction with different disciplines, but also due to more recent results, new original and interesting questions. This handbook provides the current state of the art methods and techniques in ethnobiology and ethnoecology, and related fields. This new volume, besides bringing new and original aspects of what is found in the literature, fills some of the gaps in volume one by including the most systematic and extensive treatment of methods and techniques in qualitative research. Along with the various methods covered in the individual chapters, the handbook also includes an extensive bibliography that details the current literature in the field.

The Pepper Wreck

A Portuguese Indiaman at the Mouth of the Tagus River

Author: Filipe Vieira de Castro

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603445994

Category: History

Page: 300

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An account of the history and evacuation of the Portuguese merchant ship, Nossa Senhora dos Martires, sunk at the mouth of the Tagus River in 1606.

Mining and Energy Law

Author: Samantha Hepburn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107663237

Category: Law

Page: 450

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This text is an ideal starting point to understand the regulatory regimes and policy challenges relevant to Australia's mining sector.

Why Fashion Matters

Author: Frances Corner

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500772096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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An illuminating introduction to the expanding influence of fashion from the perspectives of design, technology, sustainability, and business Fashion matters for the economy, to society, and to each of us personally. Faster than anything else, what we wear tells the story of who we are—or who we want to be. It is the most immediate form of self-expression. Yet even as fashion touches the lives of each and every one of us, its influence and the vast creative industry that it supports can seem mysterious to outsiders. In Why Fashion Matters Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, guides readers into the dizzying world of this rapidly expanding, increasingly global, always exciting industry. In provocative and intriguing entries, Corner teases out the glorious intricacies and contradictions of an industry that simultaneously values technology and craft; timeless style and fast fashion; the bespoke and the mass-market; consumption and sustainability; cold, hard numbers; and creative expression. From “Shop 'til We Drop” to “The White Shirt” to “The One Trillion Dollar Business” each entry offers a unique avenue into fashion and its impact, both positive and negative, on lives around the globe.

Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands

Their Culture, Environment, and Use

Author: Craig R. Elevitch

Publisher: PAR

ISBN: 0970254458

Category: Gardening

Page: 800

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"This book is for the person who lives in the tropics or subtropics and is interested in native plants, who wants to know about plants that are useful, who loves to watch plants grow, and who is willing to work with them. Such a person might ask questions like, Where will they grow? How do I grow them? Are they good to eat? How are they used? What are their names? These questions and more are answered here."--Préf.

Under the Tuscan Sun

20th-Anniversary Edition

Author: Frances Mayes

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0767917456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A CLASSIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia

Endoscopic Therapy for Barrett's Esophagus

Author: Richard E. Sampliner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781603274456

Category: Medical

Page: 191

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Endoscopic Therapy is emerging as the preferred therapy for early neoplasia in Barrett’s Esophagus. This volume provides the key decision making factors in determining endoscopic therapy for an individual patient. All current techniques and complications of ET are provided including, photodynamic therapy (PDT), APC, multipolar electrocoagulation (MPEC), RF, ER, and cryotherapy. Each technique includes “how to highlights”, high quality color endoscopic images, line drawings and diagrams. Endoscopic imaging modalities to detect dysplasia, decision making in the clinical arena and cost-effectiveness of ablation are some of the additional topics discussed in this highly practical volume. Written by experts in the field of endoscopic therapy, this text educates GI practitioners and researchers about this under-utilized approach to the treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus.

Overlander

One man's epic race to cross Australia

Author: Rupert Guinness

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925640116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A powerful memoir about an epic bike race across one of the most challenging landscapes in the world Rupert Guinness set out on the trip of a lifetime: to race across Australia in the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race. This was no ordinary bike race. Unlike the Tour de France, which Guinness had made his name reporting on for decades, competitors rode completely unassisted from Fremantle in Western Australia to the Opera House in Sydney on the other side of the country - a gruelling distance of over 5000 kilometres that would not only test riders' physical endurance but their psychological resilience. Dubbed 'The Hunger Games on Wheels', there would be no help, just riders and their bikes crossing one of the most beautiful – and often most inhospitable – places on earth. Rupert’s mission was to test his own grit, physical and emotional, as he followed the trail of the pioneering men and women whose historic rides over the last two centuries unveiled a largely unknown interior. But when a terrible tragedy stopped everyone in their tracks, what he discovered was the extraordinary power of the human spirit. Rupert and his fellow competitors were forced to make some of the toughest decisions they had ever faced.

Vibration technology

theory and practice

Author: K. V. Frolov,Igorʹ Fomich Goncharevich

Publisher: CRC Pr I Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 413

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King of Darkness

Author: Elisabeth Staab

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402263163

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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ETERNAL COMMITMENT IS NOT ON HER AGENDA... Scorned by the vampire community for her lack of power, Isabel Anthony lives a carefree existence masquerading as human—although drifting through the debauched human nightlife, she prefers the patrons' blood to other indulgences. But when she meets the sexy, arrogant king of the vampires, this party-girl's life turns dark and dangerous. BUT TIME'S RUNNING OUT FOR THE KING OF THE VAMPIRES... Dead-set on finding the prophesied mate who will unlock his fiery powers, Thad Morgan must find his queen before their race is destroyed. Their enemies are gaining ground, and Thad needs his powers to unite his subjects. But when his search leads him to the defiant Isabel, he wonders if fate had gotten it seriously wrong...

The Poison Master

Author: Liz Williams

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480426741

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

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Enslaved on an isolated planet, an alchemist fights to free her sister—and mankind Latent Emanation is a cruel world where ordinary people do everything they can to stay out of the way of their vicious masters, the mysterious Night Lords. Apprentice alchemist Alivet Dee is more cautious than most, having devoted her life to making enough money to buy back her imprisoned sister from the Night Lords—but trouble is about to find her. When a client dies during a routine alchemical session, Alivet flees—pursued by the Night Lords, their minions, and a dark force that haunts her dreams. She is rescued by Ghairen, a Poison Master from another world who offers her a chance to save her sister—and humanity, as well. He is charming and handsome, with ruby-red eyes that glow in the night—but how can she trust a professional assassin? As she proceeds warily alongside the Poison Master, Alivet finds a chance not just to save mankind, but to unlock the mysteries of humanity’s very existence.

Wiccan Spells

Author: Monique Joiner Siedlak

Publisher: Oshun Publications, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 39

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Both Wiccans and non-Wiccans can cast spells and practice witchcraft. So what exactly are you after? Love? Money? They are certainly the most popular. Some spells are pretty easy and may not require too many supplies. Even if you don't consider yourself a Wiccan, you can still use the magic spells in this book, however most of the spells are centered around Wiccan and Pagan principles.

Rick Steves Walk: Heart of Rome

Author: Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw

Publisher: Rick Steves

ISBN: 163121537X

Category: Travel

Page: 11

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Rick Steves' Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe's most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: Heart of Rome, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through Rome's center—including where to start, how much time you need, and what's worth stopping for—all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: Heart of Rome is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.

Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa: SANAA

Author: Yuko Hasegawa

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714863887

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa: SANAA is the stunning updated and expanded monograph on the work of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, who founded architectural practice SANAA in 1995, and whose buildings include The New Museum, New York, and Christian Dior building in Tokyo. This monograph also includes special sections dedicated to both architects individual work. This monograph is richly illustrated with over 400 colour illustrations.

A Companion to Latin American Cinema

Author: Maria M. Delgado,Stephen M. Hart,Randal Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118557395

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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A Companion to Latin American Cinema offers a wide-ranging collection of newly commissioned essays and interviews that explore the ways in which Latin American cinema has established itself on the international film scene in the twenty-first century. Features contributions from international critics, historians, and scholars, along with interviews with acclaimed Latin American film directors Includes essays on the Latin American film industry, as well as the interactions between TV and documentary production with feature film culture Covers several up-and-coming regions of film activity such as nations in Central America Offers novel insights into Latin American cinema based on new methodologies, such as the quantitative approach, and essays contributed by practitioners as well as theorists

Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America

Author: Salikoko S. Mufwene

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022612567X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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As rich as the development of the Spanish and Portuguese languages has been in Latin America, no single book has attempted to chart their complex history. Gathering essays by sociohistorical linguists working across the region, Salikoko S. Mufwene does just that in this book. Exploring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism and indigenous cultures, the contributors identify the crucial parameters of language evolution that have led to today’s state of linguistic diversity in Latin America. The essays approach language development through an ecological lens, exploring the effects of politics, economics, cultural contact, and natural resources on the indigenization of Spanish and Portuguese in a variety of local settings. They show how languages adapt to new environments, peoples, and practices, and the ramifications of this for the spread of colonial languages, the loss or survival of indigenous ones, and the way hybrid vernaculars get situated in larger political and cultural forces. The result is a sophisticated look at language as a natural phenomenon, one that meets a host of influences with remarkable plasticity.

English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. (with Embedded Audio & MP3)

Author: Sheila MacKechnie Murtha,Jane Airey O'Connor

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738684740

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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REA’s English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. with Embedded Audio & Mp3 Download Helps English Language Learners Improve Their Skills A fun guide to everything American for the English language learner! Authored by seasoned ESL instructors, this handy guidebook is perfect for people who already have a good grasp of English, but want to improve how they speak the language as it is spoken in the United States. Written in a lighthearted and easy-to-follow style, this book is a great resource for people of all ages and all nationalities. Each unit introduces commonly used phrases, vocabulary, and verbs, and offers sample dialogs to illustrate everyday American life. Sentence completions, quizzes, tips, and illustrations make learning fun. Individual units cover topics essential to the mosaic of American life: making friends, basic skills, driving, dining out, dealing with money, home life, emergency situations, doctor visits, handling a job interview, and more. To improve your pronunciation, listen to the embedded audio that accompanies this e-book or download the Mp3. The audio contains all the dialogues and pronunciation pointers found in the book so you can listen along and practice your speaking skills as you read. The dialogues are read by native speakers and are a great way to work on accent reduction. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft

Author: Denise Zimmermann,Katherine Gleason,Miria Liguana

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592575336

Category: Music

Page: 360

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Offers information on the theory, ritual, tradition, and history of Wicca, including advice on how to practice the magical art.

Back to the Bleachers

Baseball Cartoons

Author: Steve Moore

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780028608501

Category: Humor

Page: 95

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Cartoons offer a humorous look at baseball players, fans, umpires, managers, and situations

The Early Ceramics of the Inca Heartland

Author: Brian S Bauer

Publisher: Scholar Select

ISBN: 9781298826398

Category:

Page: 168

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